Historic Preservation

Garden Gate of Historic Home in Newport

Home to Kentucky's 2nd Largest Historic District. 

Newport is the home of Kentucky's 2nd largest historic district in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The historical districts & landmarks are overseen by the Historic Preservation Commission and Scott Clark, Newport's Historic Preservation Officer. 

Historic District Information Mailers

East Row Historic District

East Row Overlay Notice Letter
East Row Historic District Map
East Row Historic District Guidelines

York Street Historic District

York Street Overlay Notice Letter
York Street Historic District Map
East Row/York St Historic District Guidelines

Buena Vista Historic District

Buena Vista Overlay Notice Letter
Buena Vista Historic District Map
Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
What to Know: Buena Vista Local Historic Designation

Certificates of Appropriateness

In order to preserve the integrity of Newport's Historic District, residents and businesses in the East Row, York Street, and Monmouth Street Business Districts must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) for any exterior alterations of their property PRIOR to commencement of the work.  

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Replacement of architectural features
  • Work on windows, doors, porches, box gutters
  • Color selection for painting